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  • Transportation & Infrastructure

  • Events 

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Lisa Goddard (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Michigan), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), Town Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

  • Past Events

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Implications of A Data-Driven Built Environment

    Organizers: Chris Garvin (Terrapin Bright Green), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    Our intent is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data we should be collecting in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Smart Growth Around Transportation Hubs

    Panelists: Gerry Bogacz (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council), Peter B. Fleischer (Empire State Future)

    What are the implications of legislation for smart growth and how do multiple layers of government coordinate investment and growth decisions to efficiently use existing transportation facilities?

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Fare and Toll Payment Technologies' Potential Benefits for Sustainability and Society

    Speakers: Amy Linden (Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Mark F. Muriello (PANYNJ) and Jack Opiola (D'Artagnan Consulting LLC)

    Transportation agencies are now developing and piloting the next generation payment systems with cash-less tolls and contact-less fare cards. This symposium will explore the implications of developments in how we price and pay for transportation.

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Facing the Elements: Transportation System Resilience in an Era of Extreme Weather and Climate Change

    Panelists: Thomas Abdallah (Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit), Adam Freed (Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability), Kenneth E. Kunkel (NOAA National Climate Data Center), Angela Licata (New York City Department of Environmental Protection), and Andy Wiley-Schwartz (NYC Department of Transportation)

    This upcoming panel discussion will address how New York City is building resilience into its transportation infrastructure in order to mitigate the potential impact of extreme weather events.

  • Publications 

    Annals

    Cost Estimates for Flood Resilience and Protection Strategies in New York City

    Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences editorial staff

    This Annals volume presents research that assesses the costs of six different flood management strategies to anticipate long-term challenges that New York City will face in preparation for future storm surges.

    Volume 1294

    eBriefing

    Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Islamic Studies Research: Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2011

    Panelists: Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, UK), Nader Ardalan (Harvard University & Ardalan Associates, LLC), Mostafa Kharoufi (Economic and Social Council), and Ali Mohayuddin Qaradaghi (Qatar University)

    This eBriefing highlights humanities and social sciences research presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum. Topics include civic engagement, urbanization, demography, public health, public administration, education, communications, cultural analysis, Islamic jurisprudence and much more.

    eBriefing

    Smart Growth Around Transportation Hubs

    Moderator & Speaker: David King (Columbia University)
    Speakers: Gerry Bogacz (New York Metropolitan Transportation Council) and Peter B. Fleischer (Empire State Future)

    This eBriefing covers the implications of legislation for smart growth they ways multiple layers of government interact to coordinate investment and growth decisions and to use existing transportation facilities efficiently.

    eBriefing

    Fare and Toll Payment Technologies: Potential Benefits for Sustainability and Society

    Speakers: Amy Linden (Metropolitan Transportation Authority), Mark F. Muriello (PANYNJ), and Jack Opiola (D'Artagnan Consulting LLC)
    Moderator: Bruce Schaller (New York Department of Transportation)

    Transportation agencies are now developing and piloting the next generation payment systems with cashless tolls and contact-less fare cards. This eBriefing explores the implications of developments in how we price and pay for transportation.

  • Podcasts

    Podcast
    March 26, 2010

    Go Green Ideas

    We visit the Go Green Expo and look at five interesting ways for city slickers to be eco-friendly.

    Download (13 MB, 00:20:14)
  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.